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The Longest Raid of the Civil War: Little-Known & Untold Stories of Morgan's Raid into Kentucky, Indiana & Ohio
Kentucky, a slave state, did not secede. Many were pro Confederate however. Jefferson Davis was from Kentucky, Lincoln was also born there.

Buffington Island
St. Georges Creek Ohio


American Civil War
July 19, 1863

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John Hunt Morgan Raiders

John Hunt Morgan and His Raiders
The "Thunderbolt of the Confederacy" John Hunt Morgan from Tompkinsville, Kentucky to Greeneville, Tennessee.

On July 13, Morgan's raiders crossed into Ohio at Harrison, pursued by several columns of Union cavalry under overall direction of Brig. Gen. Edward H. Hobson. On July 19, Kautz's and Judah's brigades attacked Morgan near Buffington Island.  During the night, Morgan and about 400 men escaped encirclement by following a narrow woods path. The rest of his force surrendered.

Result(s): Union victory

Location: Meigs County

Campaign: Morgan's Raid in Kentucky, Indiana, and Ohio (July 1863)

Date(s): July 19, 1863

Principal Commanders: Brig. General Edward H. Hobson [US]; Brig. General John Hunt Morgan [CS]

Forces Engaged:  Brigades: 4,700 total (US 3,000; CS 1,700)

Estimated Casualties: 925 total (US 25; CS 900)

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John Hunt Morgan Raiders

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The "Thunderbolt of the Confederacy" John Hunt Morgan from Tompkinsville, Kentucky to Greeneville, Tennessee.

A Light and Uncertain Hold: A History of the Sixty-Sixth Ohio Volunteer Infantry
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Their Patriotic Duty: The Civil War Letters of the Evans Family of Brown County, Ohio
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